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Data Shows 1 1/2 hrs Daily Commuting Time for Seoul, Gyeonggi Residents: KT Corp.

Data Shows 1 1/2 hrs Daily Commuting Time for Seoul, Gyeonggi Residents: KT Corp.

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The average daily commuting time for those living in Seoul and neighboring Gyeonggi Province is 1 1/2 hours, a survey showed Wednesday. The survey of 420,000 long-term evolution (LTE) service subscribers in their 30 and 40s by KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier, revealed they spent an average [...]

Seoul Eying Malaysian Tourists

Seoul Eying Malaysian Tourists

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolitan city has been staging aggressive tour promotion activities in Malaysia as its nationals have been increasingly touring the country in recent years, a city official said Thursday. The number of Malaysians who have come to South Korea has doubled over the past five years, recording 310,000 [...]

Seoul to Launch Friend Matchmaking System for Foreign Youth

Seoul to Launch Friend Matchmaking System for Foreign Youth

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – As a growing number of young foreign nationals are struggling to integrate in South Korean society after moving to the country during their adolescence, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is taking matters into its own hands with a new friend matchmaking project. Seoul’s new program will help connect foreign national [...]

South Koreans Kitchens, Playgrounds not Immune to Fine Dust Concerns

South Koreans Kitchens, Playgrounds not Immune to Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – As a grey haze of fine dust continues to blanket South Korea, the epidemic is sweeping through kitchens and school playgrounds across the nation, with some schools reportedly cancelling sports days while experts warn homemakers against opening the windows for too long when cooking, in fear of letting in [...]

Seoul’s Youth Benefits Policy Continues Despite Criticism

Seoul’s Youth Benefits Policy Continues Despite Criticism

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Amid record youth unemployment rates mired in the double digits, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is continuing its efforts to support young people this year, with 5,000 young people between the ages of 19 and 29 set to receive 500,000 won every month from July for up to six months [...]

Seoul to Offer Stamps for Completing Hiking Trails

Seoul to Offer Stamps for Completing Hiking Trails

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The experience of hikers in Seoul is set to become much more fun and interactive as the Seoul government has released Seoul Dulle-gil (서울둘레길), a mobile app that will reward hikers who complete trails along the outskirts of Seoul with digital stamps and certificates. The new GPS-based app, which was [...]

Fine Dust Included As Category in Emergency Disaster Mobile Messaging

Fine Dust Included As Category in Emergency Disaster Mobile Messaging

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The government will send an emergency message to people in Seoul and its satellite cities via mobile phone if severe fine dust is forecast in the region, the public security ministry said Sunday. “Once the message, called cell broadcast service (CBS), is issued, public agencies are obliged to follow the government’s emergency steps to reduce fine dust in the air, including the introduction of the two-day rotation system [...]

Seoul to Use Fire Hydrants During Fine Dust Warnings

Seoul to Use Fire Hydrants During Fine Dust Warnings

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans yesterday to use fire hydrants to clean the streets when find dust warnings are issued, after officials decided to consider fine dust as a natural disaster. Seoul’s resourceful new initiative comes after a task force dedicated to improving air quality decided to utilize [...]